EPA Science Inventory

Organism and population-level ecological models for chemical risk assessment

Citation:

Etterson, M., D. Lehmann, D. Nacci, AND N. Schumaker. Organism and population-level ecological models for chemical risk assessment. BOSC, Research Triangle Park, NC, November 17, 2016.

Description:

Ecological risk assessment typically focuses on animal populations as endpoints for regulatory ecotoxicology. Scientists at USEPA are developing models for animal populations exposed to a wide range of chemicals from pesticides to emerging contaminants. Modeled taxa include aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates, fish, amphibians, and birds, and employ a wide range of methods, from matrix-based projection models to mechanistic bioenergetics models and spatially explicit population models.

Purpose/Objective:

not applicable

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/POSTER)
Completion Date: 11/17/2016
Record Last Revised: 11/18/2016
Record Created: 11/18/2016
Record Released: 11/18/2016
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 331770

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LABORATORY

MID-CONTINENT ECOLOGY DIVISION